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Israeli Woman Who Sued El Al for Sexism Wins Landmark Ruling

2017-06-22

A court in Jerusalem issued a landmark decision, ruling that women aboard airplanes cannot be asked by airline staff to change seats so ultra orthodox Jewish men can avoid sitting next to them

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New York state moves to ban child marriages

2017-06-21

New York state moved to end child marriages on Tuesday, raising the legal age to 18 from 14 to tackle the issue of underage marriage that is permissible across the United States

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Serbia President names Ana Brnabic its first openly gay and first female Prime Minister

2017-06-16

Serbia's President has nominated the minister Ana Brnabic as Prime Minister, the first woman and first openly-gay politician to occupy the role in the highly conservative Balkan country

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British court rejects bid for free abortions for Northern Ireland women

2017-06-15

Abortion is only permitted in Northern Ireland if a woman's life is at risk or if there is a risk of permanent and serious damage to her health.

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Singer Annie Lennox calls for solidarity to help most vulnerable women

2017-06-14

The award winning singer-songwriter started advocacy group The Circle to help women living in poverty

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Norway is latest European country to propose a ban on the veil

2017-06-13

The Norwegian government announced its intentions to ban all face-covering veils — both burqas and niqabs — in all educational institutions including kindergartens, schools, universities

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Saudi rights activist who fought driving ban arrested again

2017-06-08

The 27-year-old was previously detained for 73 days in 2014 after she attempted to drive into Saudi Arabia from the UAE

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Georgia politician campaigns to be 1st female African-American governor in U.S. history

2017-06-08

Stacey Abrams — 43-year-old Democratic leader of the Georgia State House –officially announced her intentions to run for governor

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Artist Protests ‘Fearless Girl’ By Installing Urinating Dog At Her Feet

2017-05-31

The “Fearless Girl” statue ―- the one installed adjacent Wall Street’s charging bull during this year’s Women’s History Month ― has a new decrier

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